The ruling coalition party of Japan has extended the end of the current extraordinary Diet session by two weeks, giving itself a window to enact bills on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and pension reform. But is Abe's rush to ratify the TPP pointless given the 12-party trade pact's slim chances of obtaining US ratification? To discuss this and more, Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka, joined Share Radio Breakfast from Japan.
James Rickards is the Chief Global Strategist at West Shore Group and a New York Times best seller. His new book "The Road to Ruin" is the third volume of a projected quartet. This book argues how 'the elites' are planning the next financial crisis. So just who are these elites, and how are they linked to the international financial system? James joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss his stance.
A tax break given to Boeing to develop a new airliner has been ruled a banned subsidy by the World Trade Organisation. The decision saw both Boeing and European rival Airbus claiming a victory in the long-running battle between the plane-makers. The WTO said Washington State gave the plane-maker a prohibited subsidy by halving the tax rate in an inducement to develop the company’s 777X airliner there. For more, Howard Wheeldon, of Wheeldon Strategic, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. This week of course the top financial story was Philip Hammond’s first, and indeed last, Autumn Statement. Just what state are the country’s post-Brexit finances in, and crucially what would the Chancellor offer to help his much referenced ‘Jams’? In the end those ‘just about managing’ certainly received a few headline policies but with predictions pointing towards low growth, high borrowing and high inflation many argue Jam spending has been spread too thin. There were also some losers with those enjoying salary sacrifice perks and letting agents coming into the crosshairs, as well as in fact the Autumn Statement itself which will now be scrapped. So what will all this mean for the pound in your pocket? Georgie Frost joins editor Simon Lambert and reporter Becky Rutt to answer just that. Also on the agenda this week they discuss Black Friday and for a slightly different purchase the opportunity to buy a road legal Formula 1 car. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
Swiss watch exports plunged 16% in October, the biggest monthly drop in seven years. The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry said demand weakened in nearly every major market for timepieces, such as Rolex and Omega. So is it a race against time for the Swiss watchmaking industry, or will it manage to beat the clock? Matt Cox spoke with Rob Corder, Editor of WatchPro, a Market Intelligence publication for the British Watch Industry.
Marcus Mason, Head of Business at the British Chambers of Commerce, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the expectations of the Autumn Statement. It's the first one delivered by the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, after only being in the job for a few months, and Marcus discussed whether there will be an eradication or softening of the previous Chancellor's policies.
The Westminster Media Forum is debating trends in marketing towards millennials and Generation Z – young people aged around 18 to 34 years old. But some industry experts believe old advertising models aren't appropriate for the new era of consumers, so what can be done? Matt Cox has been speaking to Adrian Day, an Independent brand, marketing, and communications strategy consultant, to find out.
US president-elect Donald Trump is promising to pull the US out of the international trade Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as TPP. This promise was released in a video just hours after Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, warned that the TPP would be "meaningless" without US participation. Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka, joined Share Radio Breakfast to give a take from Japan.
Ahead of tomorrow’s Autumn Statement figures show public sector borrowing has fallen. Official figures show it fell to 4-point-8 billion pounds last month - lower than the 6 billion economists were expecting. It's almost 1-and-a-half billion pounds less than what was borrowed in October last year. To explain more Share Radio's Lawrie reports from the Office for National Statistics.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by consumer editor of Good Housekeeping, Sara Benwell. Today they discuss the potential boost for digital infrastructure in tomorrow's Autumn Statement as well as the risks of online fraud when doing Christmas shopping. Plus why supermarkets could be introducing slow lanes for some customers. All these stories and more on The News Review.